A call to Jews around the world (and friends of Jews): the time for unity is now

We are a tiny tribe. Threatened from all corners of the earth, from near and from far. We are Jews. So few. So threatened. So brilliant and yet so very stupid. Our enemies laugh while, instead of uniting against them, we fight amongst ourselves. I follow the religion more correctly than you! I am more … More A call to Jews around the world (and friends of Jews): the time for unity is now

A brit and a wedding – expanding the tribe of Israel

“What’s his name?” The women whisper between themselves, not sure they heard correctly: “What’s his name?” “Shimon? Ah, Shimon… that’s a good name.” “Shimon, because of Lag BaOmer. That’s a good name.” Repetition registers his name. Eight days old, he is now known to the community, part of the collective memory – the newest member … More A brit and a wedding – expanding the tribe of Israel

My Jerusalem ritual

I have a Jerusalem ritual. Whenever we visit, before we leave, we go to visit the Kotel. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. The Kotel is always there, waiting. The Kotel. A wall so important it needs no other name, besides: “The Wall.” Cutting through the heart of Jerusalem, she stands. Golden … More My Jerusalem ritual

You didn’t just save me, you saved my entire family

24 year old Rabbi Yerachmiel Levin, decided to donate a kidney to someone he doesn’t know. He wanted to save a life in honor of his father Rabbi Kalman Levin whose life was stolen away by a terrorist who murdered him while he was praying in the Har Nof synagogue. The man who received his kidney … More You didn’t just save me, you saved my entire family

Jerusalem of Gold

When IDF Paratroopers gained the Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War the song “Jerusalem of Gold” burst from their lips. It was a natural expression of 2000 years of yearning for that moment, an expression of joy that the heart of Zion was finally returned to the Nation of Israel. They were the … More Jerusalem of Gold